The punter who was ejected from the Australian Open this week for abusing Rafael Nadal has given a radio interview defending her actions, and its absolutely as loose as you would expect.
Play had to be halted during the match when the audience member began hurling abuse at Nadal, giving him the finger and telling him to “hurry up”, before she was escorted out.
The woman, identified only as Lisa, is most certainly not an avid supporter of the world number two. When speaking to Neil Mitchell of 3AW, she said:
“I’m certainly not a fan of Nadal … I think he’s incredibly boring and he goes through all those OCD rituals all the time. The only reason I happened to be at the match is because I wanted a ticket to see the previous female match between Coco Gauff and Elina Svitolina and I stuck around to watch the boring Nadal.”
Damn, Lisa, tell us how you really feel.
She went on to make the wild claim that her viral celebrity is actually a poor reflection on the star’s on-court performance, saying:
“The very fact that apparently pictures of me have gone viral, even around the world, reflects on how incredibly boring his matches are, because why would you want to focus on a spectator?”
When asked if he knew Lisa, Nadal pulled a Mariah Carey, saying: “No – and honestly, I don’t want to know (her).”
You can watch it all unfold below:
A fan has been BOOTED from the match for unsavoury language and flipping the bird to Rafael Nadal! ????????
— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) February 11, 2021